It's come to this for AI.
Allen Iverson arrived in Turkey today, two days after his originally scheduled flight- that he missed. He rocked a Phillies cap and was greeted by a throng of jubilant fans insane human beings.
He gave his first interview to Turkish reporters, and when asked if he had the chance to learn Turkish yet, he said:
"No, not yet. I'm going to be around my teammates a lot and I'll interact with the fans as much as possible. I bet before I leave here I'm going to speak Turkish."
I bet you are, Allen Iverson. Here's a start:
Biz uygulama bahsediyoruz. Oyun değil. Uygulama.
That's Turkish for "We're talking about practice. Not the game. Practice."
For the record, I have December 21st in the "when does AI unceremoniously leave Turkey" pool.
Now, heres the nearest Friday's.
Video after the jump.
UPDATE: video of AI at a soccer game in Turkey. And apparently my Google translated Turkish was wrong. Can't be perfect, folks.